BALAS® is a steady state simulation package for chemical processes with emphasis on pulp and paper. The software has been developed at Technical Research Centre of Finland over the last 20 years and several Finnish paper mills, engineering companies and equipment manufacturers currently use it.
SimulationStore is a web portal that provides an easy access to VTT’s and its partners' Modelling and Simulation (M&S) offering.
- In these pages you can find information about the computational tools and related M&S services provided by VTT.
- By registering to the web pages you can download the installers of the computational tools and different plug-in products.
- In addition you can manage your own licenses related to these products.
- Some of the VTT’s computational tools include Simupedia features. It is also possible to publish interactive models to the SimulationStore using this functionality.
To gain further benefit around the use of SULCA there are various kind of services and expertise available.
To achieve most beneficial use of SULCA and services supported by it, a multidesign approach can be applied (figure below). We provide comprehensive sustainability assessment services with over 20 years of experience, and offer our customers information on their environmental impacts and overall environmental performance. Our expertise is in finding optimisation potentials of new products, industrial processes and technologies. We cover environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.
Metabolic modeling can be an important tool in the development of microbial strains capable of high efficiency production of chemicals or proteins. At VTT we are able to reconstruct gapless metabolic networks for several related species at once using the CoReCo algorithm. To ensure the high quality of the models we created an unique database containing only atom and electron balanced reactions.
Process design and analysis is always based on the management of mass and energy balances. BALAS simulation tool is the most effective way to obtain information on the behaviour of an existing process and get a deeper understanding of the interactions in your process. Built-in link to MS Excel enables easy transfer and customised visualisation of simulation data.
Modelling and simulation is a present-day way to understand and improve processes to meet the increasing efficiency, safety and environmental demands. Simulation has become an important enabling technology in decision-making, engineering and operation, covering the whole life span of a production system.
Training on the use of the SULCA software is available from the supplier. Training of SULCA software can be one day or more, and can be ordered along the purchase of the licences of SULCA or separately. The training is provided by VTT LCA expert and it can take place either at Customer’s place or at VTT . The content (e.g. SULCA basics, example cases and/or customer’s cases), place and time should be agreed together in more detail.
Future models in process chemistry will increasingly be based on a multi-component, multi-phase Gibbs energy approach. ChemSheet is the foremost pioneer in Gibbs’ian process modelling. Taking advantage of unique immaterial constraints, ChemSheet handles reaction rate controlled chemical systems, multi-phase membrane systems, complex materials with surface phases, and much more.
SULCA’s version 5 is new and the latest version developed at VTT. SULCA 5.0 has the highly visual and easy-to-use features for which the previous versions are well known, along with a new and improved user interface that helps the user to perform reliable and easily understandable LCAs and its’ applications. In addition, a lot of new user friendly possibilities to make evaluation and calculation efficient and clear.
Model checking is an efficient formal method for the verification of hardware and software designs. Based on model checking, VTT offers a service for verifying that automation system software design fulfils stated requirements. The difference to more common verification methods (like testing or simulation) is that all the possible executions of the system model are taken into account. Exhaustive analysis means that hidden design errors can be found in systems that have already undergone verification through conventional means.